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Frederick K. Kitson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Air Products

Frederick K. Kitson, 90, of Macungie, died June 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Grim) Kitson for 41 years in May, and the late Jane E. (Heller) Kitson.

He was a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Holder) Kitson.

A 1944 graduate of Springfield High School, Erdenheim, Montgomery County, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 serving on active duty in the Pacific before being discharged in 1946.

He graduated from Lehigh University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and worked at Air Products and Chemicals for 26 years until retiring in 1983.

He started a safety consulting business which included overseas travel, before retiring for the second time in 1998.

During his career, he served on an Industry Association Committee (Compressed Gas Association) and on a National Fire Protection Association Committee, serving six years as chairman.

An avid fisherman and golfer, he would say “his life was as good as it gets”.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son F. Lee and wife, Dawn, of New Tripoli; daughters Margaret (Peg) Knowles of Winter Garden, Fla., Susan Haas and husband, Tim, of Maxatawny, and Gail H. Kitson of Allentown; stepsons Donald Fritzinger and wife, Amy, of Breinigsville, James Fritzinger and wife, Anne, of Waynesboro and Richard Fritzinger and wife, Sandra, of New Tripoli; grandchildren Angela Breidinger, Heather Klotz, Erik Knowles, Jane Vieira, Hillary Zoccola, Benjamin Haas, Carrie Santoro, Nathaniel Haas, Christian Fenstermacher and Andrew Kitson; step-grandsons Michael and Mark Fritzinger; 14 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers Harold, Peter and Edward (Ted) Kitson.

Private services will be at Keller Funeral Homes Inc., 1018 Church St., Fogelsville.

Interment will be private with military honors presented by the American Legion, Topton.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, LV-NE Division, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.